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. twelve years ago, their 19-year old-daughter laura wilcox, a college sophomore, was murdered by while she was working over christs break at a mental health clinic in nevada county, california. >> at about 11:30 a client at the clinic came in and shot laura four times at point black range through the glass. >> what we know now after the fact is he had late onset paranoid schizophrenia. >> reporter: laura's murderer, scott thorp, killed two others, and then went home and took a nap. he was eventually sentenced to a locked mental hospital for life. >> we felt that laura's death was a result of a failed mental health system. we wanted to help prevent people from being so mentally ill that they would commit a violent act. >> reporter: helen thomson, a former psychiatric nurse, was a california legislator at the time, working on a law to get treatment and social services like housing for reluctant and sometimes dangerous mentally ill individuals. people who were not covered by existing laws. >> they were resistant. they didn't want to go to the clinic, or they didn't want to take their medicine
that we just heard. >> reporter: laura lee wright has cerebral palsy. she runs the program. >> they could go into regular class, but they might not really get the message of jesus and the message of hope, because our volunteers are trained to accommodate their special need and their conditions. >> can you all show me how you pray? >> reporter: unfortunately, northland's attitude toward the disabled may be the exception rather than the rule. over the years, america's millions of physically, mentally, and emotionally disabled have made great strides in the workplace, but places of worship have lagged behind. jim hukill was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when he was only 2. he has made it his life's mission to open more churches to the disabled. >> we are still ry much in an infantile state with the faith and disability movement. i think that we have seen over the last decade a significant advancement, but we are nowhere near what has to happen. >> reporter: places of worship and the disabled is the subject of a new book called "amazing gifts" by author mark pinsky. he says one stumbling
nathan and laura debonis. >> my name is brittany smith, and i'm nine years old. it's tough because my mom and dad are poor. my dad just lost his job. it's kind of hard for us. monday i tried getting in the shower, and it was cold. i put the hot on all the way and no cold, and it was freezing. it felt like shoving your face in a bunch of snow. it was freezing! the hot water shut off because we didn't pay the bill in time. it was overdue. >> so what's the next bill due? >> electricity. it's going to be $318. we just need to put roger's ass to work. >> yeah. >> when you see the flat-screen tv and the computers and our ps3 and stuff, that's just things we've acquired over the years, stuff that we've had before all this happened, like when we were not this pr. >> sink's broke. i don't know how or why, but it broke. and the cheapest plumber is, like, $65 an hour. i can't even afford $20. >> we lived in a farmhouse. my dad lost his job from picture perfect. he got laid off, and we got kicked out of there. we moved here. it's not very big. we didn't have enough room, so we had to put stuff in sto
. >> suarez: laura juddkiss of the "washington post" thanks for joining us. >> thank you. ifill: yo >> ifill: you can look more closely at that great photo on our web site, where there's also a link to "pbs parents," where you can find more of mister rogers' videos. >> woodruff: amazing photo. again, the major developments of the day. there were offers and counter- offers on the table, but no deal in the talks to resolve the nation's fiscal crisis. newtown, connecticut, held more funerals for victims of friday's school shootings. and amid talk of new gun legislation, the national rifle association said it would offer "meaningful contributions" to prevent new massacres. online, we ask, what are the three best ways to land a job? kwame holman has the details. >> holman: getting a foot in the door of your dream job is a job in itself. our resident headhunter can guide you through the process. find his advice and ask him your questions on the business desk. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. >> woodruff: and that's the newshour for tonight. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i
in america. hollywood screen writer john ramano who wrote the lincoln laura former professor of english at columbia and novelist salman rushdie. he is also a life-long dickens' enthusiast. i am pleased to have all these of guests here and to talk about charles dickens on this 200th anniversary. i begin with you. why dickens? what is it about dickens that makes him continue to... >> for me one of the things was reading dickens before i ever came to the west was that these cities that dickens describes, these great rotting metropolis of dickens felt like the city outside my window. if you grow up in a city like bomb bay or dehli he feels exactly like london. it has exact that characteristic of corruption and filth and then these huge larger than life characters that populate it. >> in the united statesçó dickes is taken as an american writer. maybe every country has its way of adopting ding ens as a native son. that is curious about dickens because he had such a vehiclessed and painful relationship with the united states but i think great expectation is the ninth most frequently assigne
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